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  • Research & Policy

    Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data

    June 18th 2019 | Alexis Captanian

    A new working paper, “Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data” helps to determine gentrification’s impact on the frequency and distance of low-income families’ residential moves, as well as the housing and neighborhood conditions in which they live. Using longitudinal New York City Medicaid records, the authors track the movement and compare the outcomes of low-income children from 2009 through 2015, a seven-year period in which the city experienced high levels of gentrification. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018

    May 28th 2019

    The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City’s housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life for each borough and the city’s 59 community districts. Indicators are available for download on CoreData.nyc. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    REPORT: Uneven Progress in School Diversity as New York City’s Neighborhoods Experience Change

    May 28th 2019

    A new report from the NYU Furman Center, The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools, examines the racial and ethnic diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and public elementary schools. The report finds evidence of progress—for example, the concentration of racial and ethnic groups has grown less extreme over the past 12 years for Black, Hispanic, and white students. Read more »

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    Research & Policy

    How NYCHA Preserves Diversity in New York’s Changing Neighborhoods.

    April 30th 2019

    A new fact brief published by the NYU Furman Center outlines the critical role that the public housing plays in preserving racial, ethnic, and economic diversity in the city’s gentrifying and higher-income neighborhoods. The brief builds on previous work by the NYU Furman Center outlining NYCHA’s outsized role in housing the lowest-income New Yorkers. That crucial role in the affordable housing landscape combined with the geographic distribution of public housing developments in gentrifying neighborhoods means that many of the city’s neighborhoods owe their diversity to NYCHA’s public housing developments. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule

    April 25th 2019

    NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Katherine O’Regan and NYU Furman Center Distinguished Fellow Ken Zimmerman recently published an article in the journal Cityscape, examining The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule. The article reviews the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and reflects on the ongoing barriers to fair housing. Read more »

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